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Molex Introduces Micro-USB Connectors

Molex’s latest Micro-USB connectors promise increased design flexibility and compactness in portable mobile devices. The low-profile Micro-USB connectors are said to offer a more compact footprint and a volumetric space reduction of more than 50 percent compared to Mini-USB connectors for use with PDAs, digital cameras and mobile phones. Micro-USB connectors are compliant with the Micro-USB 1 specifications and support the current USB On-the-Go (OTG) supplement, giving users the convenience of mobile point-to-point connectivity.

The Molex Micro-USB connectors are available as standard and mid-mount B-style receptacles, with lead-in features for blind-mating capability. They offer wide side solder tabs for secured PCB retention and top grounding fingers for mating assurance. They also offer a laser-welded shield design to ensure mechanical seam strength and rigidity of the connector body. To prevent mismatching with A-type plugs, the receptacles have a beveled B-style profile.

Pricing starts at $.30 in quantities of 100,000. For more information, visit